Sunday, 21 November 2010

Bored with cooking

I am bored with cooking.

I haven't been grocery shopping in three weeks. Other than picking up milk at Wal-Mart, we've basically been living off the fridge, freezer and food storage. We've been super busy and I haven't really had much time to go, but since my grocery store is open 24 hours, I supposed that's not really an excuse. Really, I think it's just that I'm bored with cooking.

The passion to meal plan, the desire to create new and exciting meals or whip up an old favourite is gone. I hope the rut is temporary, because sooner or later I'm going to have to get myself in gear for the good and nutrition of my family, and I'd much rather want to do it than do it out of obligation only.

I was reading over at the "Heavenly Homemakers" blog tonight, which I haven't been able to do lately. Laura is the one who inspired me on my current food journey of healthy homemade foods in the first place; perhaps she can inject some life into my kitchen once again. She actually meal plans every meal for the entire week. Maybe I'll just copy her menu for a couple weeks and see where I get. Her food always looks so yummy.

So I must beat the blahs, banish them away! Winter isn't even here yet, so I've still got 6 months of cold and snow to get through. I can't be gotten down so early in the season.

Hmmm. Interestingly enough, I think the flame was lit in just writing about this. Yes, there is definitely a spark of interest. I wonder what will be on the menu for dinner tomorrow...

1 comment:

Erin Lalonde said...

Don't worry, you're not alone. You should have looked into our fridge last night when you were over...lots of condiments and salad dressings, a couple lone apples, a head of cauliflower, a bag of milk and...not much else. At least it's a good opportunity to clean the fridge!! I always go through ruts with cooking. Some weeks we have lovely, planned, new nutritional meals followed by a few weeks of spaghetti and pancakes (which is where we're at right now). In fact, spaghetti is on the menu for tonight!